Welcome to our weekly look at Pac-12 basketball. We take a quick look at what happened in the past week and breakdown the best games in the week to come.
Top 3 upcoming games: While the Buffs have a must-win road game Saturday against Utah, the real drama this week or the conference will come from Oregon heading to the Northern California schools and Arizona heading to Washington. Each of those two teams have their opportunity to cement themselves as players at the top of the conference or fall back into the pack.
Oregon Ducks at California Golden Bears, Thursday, 8:30 p.m., CSNNW/CSNCA: The first of two huge road games for Oregon takes place tonight, when the Ducks try to replicate what the Wildcats were able to accomplish in Berkeley.
Arizona Wildcats at Washington Huskies, Saturday, 1:00 p.m., FSN: If Oregon can win at California on Thursday night, this game could give the Huskies an opportunity to pull away a bit with a win, or create a mega jam at the top of the conference with a loss.
Oregon Ducks at Stanford Cardinal, Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Root Sports: With the Ducks most certainly spending more time in practice this week on California, this could be an interesting game on Sunday. A 0-2 week this late in the season for Oregon would really damage their tournament hopes.
A look at each team after the jump...
California Golden Bears - 20-6, 10-3
Last week: Win at USC (75-49), Win at UCLA (73-63)
This week: Thu vs. Oregon, Sat vs. Oregon State
Washington Huskies - 17-8, 10-3
Last week: Loss at Oregon (82-57), Win at Oregon State (75-72)
This week: Thu vs. Arizona State, Sat vs. Arizona
Oregon Ducks - 18-7, 9-4
Last week: Win vs. Washington (82-57), Win vs. Washington State (78-69)
This week: Thu at California, Sun at Stanford
Arizona Wildcats - 18-8, 9-4
Last week: Win vs. Colorado (71-57), Win vs. Utah (70-61)
This week: Thu at Washington State, Sat at Washington
Colorado Buffaloes - 17-8, 9-4
Last week: Loss at Arizona (71-57), Win at Arizona State (63-49)
This week: Sat at Utah
UCLA Bruins - 15-11, 8-6
Last week: Win vs. Stanford (72-61), Loss vs. California (73-63)
This week: Win vs. USC (64-54), Sat vs. St. John's
Stanford Cardinal - 17-8, 7-6
Last week: Loss at UCLA (72-61), Win at USC (59-47)
This week: Thu vs. Oregon State, Sun vs. Oregon
Washington St. Cougars - 13-12, 5-8
Last week: Win at Oregon State (83-73), Loss at Oregon (78-69)
This week: Thu vs. Arizona, Sat vs. Arizona State
Oregon St. Beavers - 15-10, 5-8
Last week: Loss vs. Washington State (83-73), Loss vs. Washington (75-72)
This week: Thu at Stanford, Sat at California
Arizona St. Sun Devils - 8-17, 4-9
Last week: Win vs. Utah (57-52), Loss vs. Colorado (63-49)
This week: Thu at Washington, Sat at Washington State
Utah Utes - 5-20, 2-11
Last week: Loss at Arizona State (57-52), Loss at Arizona (70-61)
This week: Sat vs. Colorado
USC Trojans - 6-21, 1-13
Last week: Loss vs. California (75-49), Loss vs. Stanford (59-47)
This week: Loss at UCLA (64-54)